Green Pepper Press Street Team

by Cindy on June 4, 2009

That’s sure an attention-getter for a name!  I was recently introduced to Michelle Ward’s site and art challenges in some of my favorite blogs.   While visiting Something Sublime and Rosa & Josie’s, I enjoyed their posts about GPP’s latest Crusade entitled, “Make it Your Own”.


Wow, Michelle has an incredible concept and site.  She has created “crusades” picking different challenges each month open to all, that spark inspiration and self-exploration.  She is now on her 31st Crusade, “Make it Your Own”.    In this challenge, she has asked the street team to put their own spin on an inspiration….this could be anything from an illustration to a sewing project, whatever you are in to.  By adding your own “hand”, you can express your individualism.  This challenge really caught my attention as I was just about to work on a project by Gaea Cannaday featured on the cover of the latest issue of Step by Step Wire.   Gaea usedher beautiful ceramic beads in a stamped and wirework necklace.

In my necklace, Create, I’ve used lampwork beads by Moon Stumpp  (that have a great color combination) and paired them with copper wire.  To add my spin to this project, I’ve added a coiled wire bail.  I love the look of coiled wire and add in to a project whenever I can.  I then made my own long wrapped links and hook clasp to finish the necklace.  The finishing touch…liver of sulphur.  I can’t resist giving everything an aged patina.  This piece was then polished with steel wool and tumbled for a nice polish. 




I’m looking forward to future challenges and joining inwith the Green Pepper Press Street Team! 🙂

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

michelle ward June 4, 2009 at 8:36 am

cindy, thanks for the compliments and welcome to the team. i just looked up the cover piece you mentioned and can see that you have put your own spin on the necklace you made. i’m so in the dark when it comes to this kind of art and am thoroughly impressed. i love that you point out where you got your inspiration and explain how you made it cindy-like. bravo!

Jane Royal June 5, 2009 at 1:43 pm

Hi Cindy,
What a gorgeous piece! So glad you could join the Crusades! Thank you for sharing this.


Cath Sheard June 6, 2009 at 8:12 pm

Hi Cindy. I love what you have created for the Crusades. I’ve never done any work with copper etc and think you’re very talented. Love the crisp photos too, they really do your work justice.

Andrea Arden June 7, 2009 at 9:54 pm

Cindy, I love your work!

Kathy McCreedy June 9, 2009 at 8:24 am

Oh my… your jewelry creations are amazing… and trust me, I am not easily impressed! Your choice in lampworked beads and findings to go with, are really lovely… and if that weren’t enough, I LOVE how you’ve photographed your jewelry… your props are terrific paired with your jewelry… really, really nice! I hope you are doing well on Etsy!

Melisa June 16, 2009 at 10:44 am

Beautiful piece! I love that big square bead and and the coiled bail.

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